Jang Min-Seung Wins 2014 Hermès Foundation Missulsang
By Jayoon Choi
Alongside Jang, candidates for the 2014 Hermès Foundation Missulsang who were also featured in the award exhibition at Atelier Hermès were the Korean designer duo Sulki & Min, who exhibited their large-scale blurry print series “Technical Drawing” (2014), and Yeo Daham who presented his plaster-white wall installation of molds derived from everyday objects in Dead Fire (2014).
Judging this year’s prize was a five-member committee made up of Kong Sung-Hun (artist); Hong Seung-Hye (artist); Eungie Joo (curator of Sharjah Biennial 12); Alexis Vaillant (chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum, Bordeaux); and Fang-Wei Chang (senior curator of Taipei Fine Arts Museum).
Established in 2000, the Hermès Foundation Missulsang is the first award of its kind by a foreign company in Korea. Starting from 2006, the nominated artists’ works were exhibited at Atelier Hermès located at Maison Hermès Dosan Park. In 2008, the award was relaunched as the current Hermès Foundation Missulsang, along with the inauguration of the Hermès Foundation.
Past award winners include: Chang Young-Hae (2000); Kim Beom (2001); Yiso Bahc (2002); Do Ho Suh (2003); Park Chan-Kyung (2004); Koo Jeong-A (2005); Minouk Lim (2006); Kim Sung Hwan (2007); Song Sanghee (2008); Park Yoon Young (2009); Yangachi (2010); Sangdon Kim (2011); Koo Donghee (2012); and siren eun young jung in 2013.